June 30th, 2021 by Barbara Barron
Quick life update.
A few months ago, my beloved and I purchased a second home in Northwest Connecticut. We did this to create a “home base” much closer to our five grandchildren. (And their parents, of course!)
The house is a rambling old thing but we’re having fun getting it set up. We love a project, especially if that project has us imagining many festive gatherings with our family and friends who live on both coasts.
This important change means that I am officially now bicoastal. I am so, so excited to re-establish relationships with my professional friends in the Northeast – the place where I began my career in advancement many years ago. I hope to join you as we all re-enter the world of professional conferences and industry gatherings.
But first things first. For the month of July, I am going to play with my family, get to know our newest grandson, and finish unpacking.
After that, I’d love to discuss my increased availability with any of you east coasters – or those of you who know east coasters that I should meet. It doesn’t matter whether you’ve got a project that you could use some support with or know of a colleague who might benefit from some seasoned advice. I’m happy to connect with anyone you recommend.
Thank you for your friendship. I hope you get some time away to recharge and refresh in the ways that best fuel you. New articles coming in August. Stay well.
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My name is BARBARA BARRON and I’m writing this blog to share advice on a profession that I adore.
I’ve been working in the field of Independent School Advancement for nearly 20 years. In that time, I’ve had the pleasure of creating and implementing successful Strategic Fundraising Plans for so many incredible schools. I’ve had the privilege of seeing real growth at The Carey School, Marin Primary & Middle School, Woodside Priory, Crystal Springs, Presidio Knolls and others. (Maybe we’ve met!)
Nothing makes me happier than seeing a struggling school start to thrive. My hope is that you’re here to make a positive change as well. I hope my advice can be a part of that change.
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Let’s do this, together.